Ex-bank Manager, others docked for alleged N55.8Million fraud, forgery
A former bank manager with the United Bank for Africa (UBA), Ms Florence Onome Odior, has been docked before an Edo State High Court for allegedly stealing over N55m belonging to a customer identified as Moses Obozohae.
Ms Odior and three others are facing a 16-count charge of stealing, fraud and forgery and conspiracy to convert the said amount to their personal use.
Others that were docked were Odior Sunday, Patricia Jegede and Joseph Alexander Esiso.
The offence, according to the charge preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, was committed between 2011 and 2012 while she was the manager in a branch of the bank in Benin City.
Counsel to the EFCC, Aliu Mustaph, moved for accelerated hearing of the case and kicked against extension of administrative bail granted to the accused persons as canvased by their counsels.
Counsel to the accused persons prayed the court to extend the administrative bail to enable them peruse the proof attached to the charge sheet and make appropriate reply.
In his rulings, the presiding judge, Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele adjourned case for June 16th for arraignment and hearing of bail application.
Justice Ovbiagele also struck out the names of the 5th and 6th accused persons from the charges because they were companies that could not jailed.
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